Quick Tip: Photographing Art of Others

Taking photos of other artists’ work is always tricky for me. When their art stop and my art begin? When I see public art such as this mural announcing the Roosevelt Row arts district of Phoenix, Arizona, I stop and appreciate the the textures, shapes and colors, but I don’t necessarily take a photograph of the art. Taking a photo straight-on would simply be a reminder of art work and not my own unique artistic product. When I do photograph public art, I try to photograph it uniquely, adding other elements such as the graffitied sign next to the mural or finding a unique angle. The photograph then has my personal vision of the artwork.

Photo Roosevelt Row

Roosevelt Row graffiti sign in the Phoenix arts district.

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  1. […] and other artistic spaces – making photographic art from the art of others. I posted a quick tip about this topic earlier in the year, but now I’ve had a bit more time to develop some practical […]

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